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Fun family activities for a no spend weekend
Are you trying to save money? Or is money tight and the tickets to mini golf and a movie are beyond the budget? You’re not alone!
Whether you are trying to save up for a family vacation, a new home or just to make sure you get through next week we have some fun no spend ideas for you.
Picnics in the park, water balloon fights, stomping in puddles, chasing butterflies or trying to learn how to skip rocks across the pond. These are just some of the activities our son came up with when we asked him to list off fun things to do.
Having fun doesn’t need to cost you dollars bills
In fact it doesn’t even need to cost you pennies. Think about what you did as a kid that was fun and you could do for hours. The first thing that comes to mind is spending time outside soaking up the sun, running around, playing hopscotch or swinging on the tire swing at the park.
What is a no spend weekend?
The title of our post is 21 fun things to do on a no spend weekend. And some of you may be wondering what a no spend weekend is. Well it’s where you spend no extra money and you work with what you have. You may need to buy eggs and milk that’s fine, or you may need to pay the phone bill which is okay.
No spend weekends are about cutting back and enjoying the simple life. You aren’t going out and spending crazy amounts of money wandering the mall buying things you don’t really need. In fact on a no spend weekend you may opt to skip the pay as you go entertainment and eating out.
Everyone’s no spend weekend will be different. Ours means hanging out at home, saving money, cooking homemade meals and having cheap family fun.
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21 Fun Things To Do On A No Spend Weekend:
- Go on a nature walk
- Blow bubbles
- Play a game of touch football
- Go fishing or boating
- Spend a day at the lake
- Read a book and relax
- Build a fort
- Be a tourist in your own town
- Visit family and friends
- Plant a garden
- Spend an evening stargazing
- Roast marshmallows
- Have a family picnic
- Visit a local museum or gallery
- Plan a movie night with popcorn
- Make homemade pizzas or tacos
- Go on a scavenger hunt
- Spend time in the garden
- Learn a new skill
- Splash in the puddles
Updated February 15, 2020